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Lung Cancer Large Cell Overview

Another name for Lung Cancer Large Cell is Large Cell Carcinoma of the Lung.

What is large cell carcinoma of the lung?
A person with large cell carcinoma of the lung has abnormal cells in the lung that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cells of large cell carcinoma appear large and abnormal under the microscope. This type of cancer is the rarest of the non-small cell lung cancers.

What are the symptoms of large cell carcinoma of the lung?
Common symptoms of large cell carcinoma of the lung include cough, coughing up blood, and wheezing. Other symptoms include excessive fatigue, difficulty breathing, and unintentional weight loss.

How does the doctor treat large cell carcinoma of the lung?
Treatment of large cell carcinoma of the lung usually includes some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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